BiG FiL, is “That Dude”! There is no question where he stands with his beliefs and convictions. Born as Phillip Burks in Jacksonville, Florida; BiG FiL and raised in the city known for crime and violence. Living in a single parent home, Phillip was raised BY the streets and faced many challenges – some tragic, but found a way to channel his frustrations through music. At the age of 14, Phillip began rapping and was recognized by renowned recording label, “Slip-n-Slide” and was asked to sign onto their label, which was a shocase for Def Jam South. However, a series of spiritual encounters led BiG FiL to a conclusion that the route he was taking in music wasn’t for him.
BiG FiL has shared the stage with influential Gospel artists such as Cross Movement, Lecrae, Da Truth, Grits, Ce Ce Winans, Kurtis Blow, Mali Music, Lisa McClendon, Detrick Haddon and Papa San. He’s also recorded with additional great artists such as Def Jam recording artist Leon Timbo, Grammy-nominated producer Troy Sneed, Pettidee and Cajo Records’ Canton Jones.
He doesn’t want anyone who knows him to get the wrong idea about his lifestyle. he confesses to be a follower of Christ, both in deeds and manner. He was awarded as the Hip Hop artist of the year. Furthermore, FiL has been featured on several albums and mixtapes for a variety of artists and DJs. In the summer of 2010, he released “3AM Applied Mixtape – Volume 2” to much acclaim. His previous “3AM” project, which wasa Volume 1, was awarded Best Mixtape of the Year by the Kingdom Choice Awards. BiG FiL’s recent new single, “I’m Gone”, has made waves and created a buzz – putting fans in anticipation for his upcoming album, “Stadium Status” in 2011. BiG FiL is destined to fulfill his purpose by letting listeners know, that you can have Christ and “skillz”.
God bless you guys! Thanks so much for checking out my music ministry and the projects I’m working on. Here’s my bio, in case you missed it. Visit me on iTunes to buy my work. Meantime, I’m out there reppin’ the Kindgdom and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who will listen. Know that God has a plan for your life…no matter how crazy or jacked up you think your life may be – He has a plan for you. Don’t give up and TRUST HIM!! He will see you through…now, tha’s whassup!
It’s ministry through my music. So, drop me a line and lemme know what you think about it, any questions you have or even a testimony. Luv y’all…be blessed!
Listen to some of Big FiL’s hottest tracks on his bio page.